Charlie Sheen Threatens To Sue CBS
Charlie Sheen shocked America this Monday morning in a train wreck interview. Sheen chain smoked throughout the interview with Good Morning America's Andrea Canning. He fidgeted with a piece of plastic and his body language seemed a little jerky and just off.
Canning asked, "What are you going to sue for?"
"Tons! I'm going to put it on a scale and say a little more, a little more. I'm here to collect. I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available because if you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt away and your children will weep over your exploded body. I woke up and decided, you know, I've been kicked around. I've been criticized. I've been like the 'ah, shucks' guy with like this bitchin' rockstar life. I'm just finally going to completely embrace it, wrap both arms around it, and love it violently. And defend it violently through violent hatred," Sheen told her.
It was his first sit-down interview since CBS and Warner Bros. indefinitely suspended his hit show, Two and a Half Men. Sheen says he's planning to sue for $320 million for "mental anguish."
"Stopping this show is costing them an estimated quarter of a billion dollars," said Canning.
Sheen said, "It's going to cost them a lot more, it's going to cost them a lot more. They're on a battlefield. And they let their emotions, and their ego, basically they strapped on their diapers, so they're in breach, they're in radical breach. So, sorry guys you screwed up."
Sheen said on the Today show, "I'm tired of pretending. I'm not special. I'm tired of pretending like I'm not a friggin' rock star from Mars."
He even told the Today Show that he wants a raise.
Canning told INSIDE EDITION, "He had promised us an exclusive. And he changed his mind. It's Charlie Sheen. It's TV. He's volatile."
Canning spent the entire day with Sheen and his two girlfriends at their Los Angeles mansion. One girlfriend is a former nanny, the other, a porn star.
Canning said, "I asked them, 'How does this work? You're like Hugh Hefner?' And he said ‘That's a complement. I am like Hugh Hefner.' And I said 'Do you share a bed?' And they said ‘No we don't because it's too tight.' So they switch on and off. One will stay with him one night, another the next night."
Incredibly his two sons from his marriage to Brooke Mueller also live there.
Canning said, "Even his twin boys live there. These girls said that they are their second and third moms."
The interview comes at a time when Sheen has gone from being the highest paid actor on television to being the butt of jokes in Hollywood.
James Franco joked on the 2011 Oscars®, "The weird part is, I just got a text message from Charlie Sheen," after he walked on stage dressed in drag.
The stars were buzzing about Charlie Sheen at the Oscar® after parties.
Doris Roberts said, "Grow up. Shame on you Charlie Sheen, 200 people out of work, he knows better."
Celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred held up a sign reading, "Charlie Sheen is a disgrace."
Today came another blow...the resignation of his publicist Stan Rosenfield.
"I have worked with Charlie Sheen for a long time and I care about him very much. However, at this time, I'm unable to work effectively as his publicist and have respectfully resigned," said Rosenfield.
Sheen seems determined to prove he's clean. He did an on-camera drug and alcohol test with RadarOnline. As he got ready to provide a urine sample, it occurred to him just how far he had fallen.
Sheen said, "This is a career high point by the way, from Platoon to this."
INSIDE EDITION caught up with Radar Online's Senior Executive Editor, Dylan Howard outside Sheen's home. He said, "The test is negative. Charlie was a very willing participant. In fact, it is a terrific opportunity for him to prove the naysay."
Though Sheen passed the drug test, his answer to one question didn't seem quite as reassuring.
"What about the people that supply you with drugs, are they out of your life?" asked Canning.
Sheen replied, "Again I cannot speak about things that are sort of you know, that's really nobody's business."